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Winter 2006

Hometown News

Hometown Shopping and Business Guide in pdf format (1.4 meg)
2005-2006 School [Calender] in pdf format
2006 Recycling Calendar in pdf format [Zone 1][Zone 2]

The Gazette Newspaper - - pdf format
June 2006    May 2006   April 2006   
March 2006    February 2006    January 2006   December 2005   November 2005 
October 2005   September 2005  August 2005  July 2005   June 2005   May 2005 
April 2005    March 2005   February 2005    January 2005   December 2004

* mpg movie clips included

Ribbons Net $2,000
The Center for Food Action (CFA) received a check on February 17, 2006 for $2,000 during a brief ceremony at Bill O’Shea’s Florist , 231 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights.  This donation was the result of hundreds of bright red ribbons decorating the Boulevard in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge during this recent holiday season. [Story]

Maisch Joins Eagle Court of Honor
On Saturday, February 11, 2006, Harry Martin Maisch IV was formally awarded the Eagle Court of Honor during the ceremony held in the Corpus Christi Chapel. [Story]

Winter Said Hello
On February 12, 2006 a nor'easter fooled forecasters who predicted 6 to 12 inches would fall that weekend.  Blizzard like conditions saw amounts total from 18 to 26 inches of snow. [Photos]

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PA Donates Foam/crash Truck to HHFD
The Port Authority donated a 1996 Walters Rapid Intervention Response Vehicle
to the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department. [Photo & story]

Mary Ellen Remembers
The memories and experiences I recall of growing up in Hasbrouck Heights
greatly influence me to this very day. [Story]

72 Students Get the Bug
Seventy-two students in Grades 4 and 5 of our local school received the BUG Award from the Kiwanis Club of Hasbrouck Heights and Teterboro.  The Bug Program (Bring Up Grades) is a program designed to encourage students to bring up one or more grades one level in English, Reading, Language Arts and Mathematics without going down in any of these subjects. [Story & photos]

Andy Feintuch Memorial Wrestling Tournament
The tournament was held Sunday February 5, 2006 starting at 8:45 a.m. at the Hasbrouck Heights High School. Ten towns participated.  [Story & photos]

Central Avenue House Fire
On January 31, 2006, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 200 block of Central Avenue. [Story & photos]

Lincoln School Held Science Fair
The Lincoln School PTA held their 14th Annual Science Exchange & Exposition Program in the school gym on January 24th and 25th. [Story & photos]

Students Tour DPW
On January 20, 2006, students from the Bergen County Special Service School District toured the Hasboruck Heights Department of Public Works Facility.  [Photos]

HHFD Installation Dinner
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department held their installation dinner for Fire Chief Joseph Taylor Jr. and The Department Officers at The Venetion on January 14, 2006.  Guests included representatives of the Pascagoula Mississippi Fire Department.  There was a tribute to Harry M. Maisch, Jr. who retired after 40 years of service.  [Story & photos] [Tribute to Harry Maisch]

Annual Ecumenical Epiphany Procession
An Ecumenical procession was held Friday, January 6, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting at the First United Methodist Church.  [Story & photos]

[Excerpts] from the Mayor's 2006 Reorganization Remarks
M/C Reorganization Meeting January 1, 2006

First Major Snow of the Season [Photo & story]

Winter Snow Storms ...

:   Plowing Circle Christmas Day 2002
DPW plowing The Boulevard December 6, 2003 [1][2]
HHFD Ladder Company responding to call Dec. 14, 2003 [900k]

Winter Said Hello February 12 2006

First Major Snow of the Season  December 9, 2005
Presidential Surprise February 21, 2005
DPW Does A Great Job... Again!   January 22, 2005
Scenes Around Snowy Heights January 23, 2005

March Blast   March 16, 2004
Snow Storm   January 28, 2004

Snow Storm  December 14, 2003
Back-to-back Storm Storms  December 5-6, 2003
Blizzard '03  Feb. 17, 2003     Spring Surprise  April 7. 2003

  2002-2003 -- First snow Dec. 5, 2002      White Christmas 2002  
2001-2002 -- Around Town   January 20, 2002
2000-2001 -- The (Almost) Storm of Century  March 4-5, 2001
       Around Town Photos January 2001
Holiday Snow Storm Dec. 30, 2000  [Photos][Woodland Park]
  1999-2000 -- First Snow of the Century Jan. 20, 2000
[Photos][Woodland Park]


Early Storms
Big pre-December 10th snowstorms since 1949
Measurmeents at Newark Liberty Airport
Source: NE Regional Climatic Data Center, Ithaca, NY

Dec. 5-6, 2003 15.9
Dec. 3-4, 1957 13.3
Dec. 5, 2002 8.0
Nov. 22-23, 1989 5.7
Dec. 2-3, 1952 4.8
Dec.8-9, 1958 4.5
Dec. 5-6, 1985 3.7


Lincoln School Earns State Excellence Award [Photo & story]

HHFD Was "At The Ready" [Photo & story]

Bob Mees: One Life of Service [Photos & story]

Aviators - It's A Team Effort [Photos & story]

HHFD takes Santa Around Town
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department took Santa around town on December 18
[Story & photos]

Leisure Club Christmas Party [Story & photos]

VFW Sponsors Patriotic Pen Contest 2005 [Story & Winning Essay]

2005 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony [Photos & story]

2005 Chamber Holiday Parade  [Group 1] [Group 2] [Group 3] [Carnivale]

More Holiday Fun ...

Is there a Santa Claus?
Web-site for Santa's worldwide sleigh flight  [NORAD Tracks Santa]

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HHFD Takes Santa For a Ride

HHFD Gives Santa Ride -- [2005][2004][2003][2002][2001][2000][1999]
  See Santa Waving -- 120k mpg with sound

Holiday Decorations
2004 [Boulevard] [Day Time]  Night [1][2]  [Banners]  Inflatables[1][2]
2003 [Doors] [Inflatables] [Day Time] [Night Time] [Night Boulevard]
2002 Night time [1][2][3]     Day Time [1][2]         Inflatable Displays [1]
2002 Door Displays [1]   Scenes Around Town [1]    Night Boulevard [1][2]

2001 [Boulevard][Around Town][Night]
2001 Day Time [Group 1][Group 2][Group 3]
2000 [Holiday Decorations][Around town]
1999 [Boulevard #1][Boulevard # 2][Lawns #1][Lawns #2][Porches & Doors]

Annual Community Tree Lighting @ The Circle

Sponsored by Mayor's Celebration Committee. 
[2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000]

Annual Chamber Parade
2005 [1][2][3][4]     2004 [1][2][3]      2003 [1][2][3]
2002 [1][2][3]   2001[1][2]   2000 [1][2]  [1999]

$10 gets a Holiday Red Ribbon on
"The Boulevard" with your name on it!

Your contribution will be used by the Center for Food Action
to help our area's needy. for more info.

Friendly Neighbors works all year --
For 60 years helping neighbors in need. [Info] Please send your generous contributions to:   Pat Boer, Treasurer, 307 Roosevelt Ave. HH

What Happens To All Those Leaves? [Photos & story]

Hasbrouck Heights Police Department
Collection Card Program Updated [Photo]

Whitman Visits Free Public Library [Photo & story]

Welcome Rev. Dianna L. Smith
New Pastor at First Reformed Church
[Story & photos]

CROPWALK 2005 [Photos]

Veterans Day 2005 [Photos]

Going to the edge of human endurance
[Group1] Story & Set-up  [Group 2] Search and Rescue  [Group 3] Hose work
[Group 4] Seat of Fire   [Group 5] The Scene   [Movie] 1 meg

Teterboro Air Crash
On February 2, 2005, a twin-engine Challenger 600 skidded off the runway, through the fence, across Route 46 striking several cars before crashing into Strawberry clothing warehouse. [Photos & story]

[HHFD Responds to Crash]

The Three Tours
Daisy Troop 612 Tours New Police Facility [Story and photos]
Daisy Troop 613 Tours the HH Fire Department [Story + Group 1 Photos][Group 2]
Daisy Troop 1180 Tours the New Municipal Complex [Group 1][Group 2]

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HH Fire Department Features

Mass Decontamination
The radio crackles: "There has been a contamination of unknown substance at ...."  Office building, factory or stadium -- regional first responders are trained to handle the decontamination of large numbers of people.

Carlstadt, Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, Moonachie, Wallington and Wood-Ridge Fire Departments  participated in this hands-on mass decontamination exercise. The training was held on August 22, 2004 at a Route 46 office complex parking lot  in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Classroom instruction preceded this drill.  This course is given to every fire department in Northern New Jersey and with this common training -- all departments can mobilize in highly-coordinated, scalable efforts.
[Story and set-up] [Group 2 photos][Group 3 photos]

"Jaws of Life" Training
1. Story and equipment
2. Blue car: Removing front doors
3. Blue car: Removing rear doors
4. Blue car: Removing glass, roof, breaking frame & opening hood
5. Yellow truck: Removing doors
6. Yellow truck: Removing glass and roof
7. Yellow truck: Extracting victim

Mpeg movies included:  Blue car [Rear door]   [Cutting hood open]
Yellow truck [Door] [Cutting windshield #1]  [Cutting windshield #2]

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Special Feature -- Heights' Grandeur
Real estate promotional literature before 1900 ... includes many photos!
The Crowning Glory Brochure      E. M. Anson Real Estate Brochure
The Lemmermann Villa Site Company Broadside      History 1870 - 1921

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Hasbrouck Heights First Year
Here is a glimpse of our hometown during the first year of the 21st century.    Throughout the year I  had photographed some interesting tableaus reflecting our community life. Take a glance around Hasbrouck Heights, NJ during 2000 A.D., and see some of the people, events and places that  make our town a special place to live and work. [Photo Essay]

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2006 Recycling Calendar in pdf format [Zone 1][Zone 2]

Summer Pet Care Tips     BBQ Safety     Summer Safety      Fireworks are Illegal
"Hot Tips"  -- What you can do to protect yourself from summer heat
American Legion Seeks names of those on active duty [Details]
2005-2006 School [Calender] in pdf format
2005-2006 Flu Season [Information]
2006 Dog License Renewal [Information]
Bingo: Tuesday and Saturday Evenings, 7:30 p.m. in Corpus Christi School Cafeteria.
Thursday evenings, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Hall.

VFW Sponsors Atlantic City Bus Trips the last Wednesday of the Month. Departs at 11 a.m.

Rec Center is open Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Call 201-288-4143

Reach Helpline assists the elderly who need to be driven to doctor appointments.   Reach needs a few volunteer drivers one day a month to drive short distances to drop-off or pick-up patients. If you can help, please call Ed Hart: 201-288-0029 or Alice Soderman: 201-288-2836.
2006 Free Health Consultations
The Hasbrouck Heights Health Department advises residents over 18 years old that free health consultations will be held at the Municipal Building Senior Center from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Consultations are held on the fourth Thursday of each month. No appointment is necessary. Next scheduled dates are January 26th, February 23rd, March 23rd, April 27th, May 25th, June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th, September 28th, October 26th and December 28th. (There will be no progrm held in November due to the holiday.)
Services include: health history evaluation, blood pressure measurements, height and weight measurements, individualized counseling and education, including referral and follow-up confidential consultation with a Public Health Nurse. This program is part of the Borough's health contract with Bergen County Department of Health Services. These free health consultations have been provided to our residents for over 10 years.    For more info call 201-288-1636. ###

Farmer's Market every Tuesday from June13, 2006 through September 26, 2006
2005 Photos [Group 1][Group 2] [Story]

Previous Farmer's Markets -- [2004] [2003] [2002] [Sec. Ag visit] [2001] [2000]

June 2006
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July 4th Fireworks
June 30 at Depken Field 
Advance tickets $3 available along The Boulevard. Admission $5 at gate. Under 5 free.
DJ entertainment. Refreshments available. 50/50. Inflatable amusements.
Sponsored by HH Lions club
(includes mpg movies)
2005 [Event][Program][Display]
2004 [Program][Display]
2003 [Story + Fireworks] [Setting up] [Detonation]  
1999 [Program][General][Setting up]

"Banner Days"
The Chamber of Commerce announced that they are planning a "Banner Days" sidewalk sale for the weekend of June 8, 9 and 10. About 25 businesses participate in this annual event.  Any business or professional seeking information should contact George at 201-288-2130. ###

Lions/Kiwanis 41th Annual Golf Outing

The tournament is scheduled for June 2 at the Rockleigh Golf Course. Fee is $125 and includes golf, cart, lunch and awards dinner. The event is sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club and the Hasbrouck Heights/Teterboro Kiwanis Club. All proceeds to benefit various community charities. Journal ad sponsorships are available. For more info call Dr. Eglow at 201-288-2354 or Mr. Luongo at 201-393-8145. ###

May 2006
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Annual Memorial Day Parade
The Annual Memorial Day Parade is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. on May 29 at Williams Avenue, march along Terrace Avenue and conclude at Memorial Park at Passaic Avenue. A brief Veterans ceremony will be held, followed by services at the Fireman's Memorial at The Circle. This annual event is co-sponsored by the James B. Scarr Post 106 American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4591. The public is encouraged to participate in this patriotic event. ###
Previous Memorial Day
2005 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2004 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2003 Service       2002 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2001 [Parade][Service]      2000 [Parade][Service]

12th Annual 24-hour Memorial Weekend Bicycle Marathon
The 11th Annual 24-hour Memorial Weekend Bicycle Marathon is tentatively scheduled to be held at Depken Field starting on Saturday May 27 at 10:00 a.m. and concluding Sunday May 28 at 10:00 a.m. The event is open to all Heights sixth through ninth graders. About 200 boys & girls participate in over 30 teams. Teams consist of a minimum of four participants with an optional fifth person as a coach/mechanic. Each team is responsible for keeping its bicycle moving at all times. Each rider is required to wear a bicycle helmet while on the bicycle. Participants are required to stay on the field at all times. Each team is responsible for tents, sleeping bags, clothing and food.   Water and sports drinks will be provided. A non-refundable registration fee of $20 is required and each participant will receive a bicycle helmet and T-shirt. The Marathon is sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department. Call 201-288-1000 for more information. ###  HHPD Bike Marathon -- 2005 [Group 1][Group 2]
2004 Nighttime photos     2003 Nighttime photos
          2002 [May 24][May 25]     2001 [May 26][May27]    2000 [May 27][May 28]

Town-wide Garage Sale
A town-wide garage sale is scheduled for May 20 -- rain or shine. There is a $10 permit fee that will benefit local charity. Registrations begins in April. Participation in this sale does not count towards the "two garage sales" per year ordinance. Space will be made available for apartment dwellers and fundraising organizations.  A free map indicating all registered participants will be available at the Boro Clerk's office.  This first time event is sponsored by the Mayor's Celebration Committee.  For more info call the Boro Clerk at 201-288-0195.
[Map & Listing in pdf format]   ###


Fire Department Annual Inspection  May 13
The public is invited to attend The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Annual Inspection at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2006. Department personnel will be in full dress uniform. The equipment and new headquarters will be presented for inspection. Department personnel will be available to answer any questions. The public can view the new foam/crash truck donated by the PA. This is the second inspection in the new facility since The Big Fire in 1999. The event is attended by local officials as well as Fire Chiefs from area towns. ###
Previous HHFD Inspection -- [2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000]

5K Run/One Mile Walk May 13
On May 13, 2006 the Hasbrouck Heights Education Association will sponsor its Eight annual five kilometer and one mile run/walk to raise money for their scholarship fund.  The 5 km run is called the Rau-Fitzgerald Memorial Run and the 1 mile walk is the Cheryl Terlemezian one mile Fun Run/walk.  This event is to help raise funds for high school seniors continuing their education after graduation. Corporate sponsorships and donations are welcomed.  For more information call Barbara at 201-288-1426.
[2005 Photos & Story] [2004 Photos & Story][2003 Photos & Story]

2d Quarter Taxes Due May 1
Tax Collector Conchita C. Parker announced that taxes will be received Saturday morning April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2nd quarter taxes which are due May 1st at the Tax office located at the Municipal Complex, 320 Boulevard. This arrangement follows the custom established many years ago in the borough for the convenience of the taxpayers in meeting the quarterly payment due. For additional information call 201-288-1152. ###

April 2006
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The Jesus Story
17th Annual Passion Play produced by Bible Baptist Church at Felician College.   Free will offering.
April 9 at 4:00 p.m.
April 11, 12, 13 and 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Call 201-288-4139 x 13 for more info

VFW Hosts Dinner Dance April 15
The VFW will hold a dinner dance beginning at 7:00 p.m. on April 15, 2005.   Menu includes fruit cup, salad, pasta, chicken francese, oven baked potatoes, broccoli and dessert. There will be an open bar plus wine, beer and soda. Music will be by Andy Ray. Reservations are requested by April 12. Cost is $25 per person. The public is invited. The event benefits the Commander's Pet Project which is supporting three veterans homes in New Jersey (Paramus, Menlo Park and Vineland). Sixteen members of the Veterans Home in Paramus will be guests of the Post. Call the Post for more info at 201-288-1112. ###

Winterguard Hosts Competition
April 9th at 1:00 p.m. in the High School Gym.  Cost is $8.    Public is invited

Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Postponed to April 15th)
The annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Depken Field (Franklin Avenue and Route 17). The event is open to all Heights pre-schoolers (4-5) through third graders. Children should bring a basket. No parents or underage children are allowed on the field. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to visit and hand out candy. Tickets are distributed through the elementary schools. Tickets are also available at the Boro Clerk's office at 320 Boulevard. The rain date is Saturday, April 15. This event is sponsored by the Mayor's Celebration Committee. ###

Opening Day

HH Little League Opening Day is April 8 at 9:00 a.m.
Field will be dedicated toLarry R. Inserra for his many contributions to HH.

"Brunch with the Bunny"
The Junior Woman's Club of Hasbrouck Heights is sponsoring "Brunch with the Bunny" on Saturday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Municipal Complex. Program includes a light brunch and entertainment.  Event is ideal for children 8 years and under. Photos with the Easter Bunny are $2. Tickets are $7. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Advance tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call Nancy at 201-393-4184. All proceeds to benefit local charities and scholarships. ###

March 2006
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Fashion Show
March 30 at the Landmark in East Rutherford.  50/50.  Upscale tricky tray.Tickets are $50.  Cash bar. Doors oen at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Corpus Christi School Home School Association.  Call Sue at 201-393-0822 for more info.

Local Author Speaks
Justin Watrel, author of Firehouse 101, will speak at the Contemporary Club 8:00 p.m., March 28 at the First Reformed Church

Roast Beef Dinner
The Guild of Reformed Church Women will hold their Annual Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, March 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the First Reformed Church.  Cost is adults $12, Children $5. Takeouts are available.  Call  Pat 201-288-0534 or Estella at 201-288-0378 before March 23.

FOCAS Flea Market
March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 26 from 10 a.m. to 3: p.m. at American Legion in Little Ferry.
Call 201-943-4019 for more info.

Fish n' Chips
March 21 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Holy Lutheran Church.  Adults $13. Children $8. Pre-orders available.  Call 201-288-8933 for info.

Field Clean Up
HH Little League field clean up is scheduled for March 18, 25 and April 1 from 7:00 a.m. to noon.  Bring a rake. Continental breakfast provided.

St. Patty's Day Dinner Dance
VFW on March 18 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dinner includes green pea soup, salad, pasta, corned beef & cabbage, dessert an open bar. Cost is $25 per person. Music by Andy Ray. Open to public.  Call Mike at 201-288-3654 for info.

Annual St. Patrick's Day Party
The Annual St. Patrick's Day Party includes a family style dinner of corned beef & cabbage (chicken available), Irish soda bread, beer, soda, dessert, coffee and tea.  Entertainment includes DJ, Irish dancers and Irish music, 50/50 raffle and door prizes.  The party is Friday, March 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Club, 209 Jefferson Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights. Must be 21 or older in order to attend. Tickets are $35 per person. Call Nancy at 201-288-6485. Sponsored by the Junior Woman's Club of Hasbrouck Heights.   Proceeds to benefit NJSFWC State Project, Cherished Creations and local charities and scholarships. ###

"Second Annual Wine and Delights"
The Hasbrouck Heights Library Board of Trustees are having their "Second Annual Wine and Delights." The event starts 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 12 at The Ivy Inn. The cost is $45 per person. All proceeds will go the The Friends of the Library Endowment Fund. For ticket info call the Library at 201-288-0488 or Maryetta at 201-288-3242. ###

HH Little League will hold its 11th Annual Pancake Breakfast
The HH Little League will hold its 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast on March 12, 2006 from 7 a.m. to noon at the VFW Hall on Veterans Place.  The menu includes pancakes, sausage, sweet rolls, bagels, juice, milk and coffee. This event usually serves about 1,500 breakfasts. Admission is -- adult $5, child $3 and under 4 free. The Chinese style sports memorabilia auction will follow from noon to 1 p.m.  Winners do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win. Proceeds will be used towards building an indoor practice training facility.  Call Gary at 201-288-5227 for more info. ###
HHLL Breakfast -- [2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000]

Clutter Club Meets March 9
Free Public Library Program meets March 9th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. offering expert advice about clutter control, time management and ideas and systems to keep moticated.  Call 201-288-0488 for more info.

New Helmet Law To Take Effect March 2006
With the rise and risk of juveniles sustaining head injuries due to bicycle accidents, the State of NJ has issued a statement stating that all juveniles 17 and under will be required to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.

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